Dedenne Raid Guide

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Hey Trainers,

Dedenne is an Electric and Fairy type T3 raid boss with a raid boss CP of 13109. Previously it was a tier 1 raid, but has recently been upgraded to a tier 3, making it trickier. It will still be soloable for high level trainers, and those who are well prepared with counters, but players who are new to the game, or without ideal counters, may want to bring a friend.

It is available as a shiny at the start of the Twinkling Fantasy Event 2023.


It’s an Electric and Fairy type, so it’s only weak to Ground and Poison type attacks. It’s resistant to Bug, Dark, Electric, Fighting, and Flying, with a large resistance to Dragon.

Dedenne Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Dedenne are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 64.42s 1.00
2. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 65.88s 1.75
3. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 81.07s 1.50
4. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison 95.47s 1.00
5. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 89.59s 2.25
6. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 89.11s 2.50
7. Nihilego Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 100.18s 1.00
8. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 93.65s 2.50
9. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 100.43s 2.00
10. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 97.21s 2.75
11. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 107.79s 1.25
12. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 103.87s 2.00
13. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 106.58s 1.50
14. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 108.44s 1.25
15. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 101.56s 2.50
16. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 98.17s 3.25
17. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 106.29s 2.00
18. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 106.22s 2.00
19. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 107.10s 2.00
20. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 107.56s 2.00
21. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 108.77s 2.00
22. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 104.52s 3.00
23. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 115.05s 2.00
24. Gengar Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 109.19s 3.25
25. Krookodile Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 115.97s 2.00
26. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 109.68s 3.25
27. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 124.58s 0.50
28. Lopunny (Mega) Pound Normal Hyper Beam Normal 113.15s 3.00
29. Overqwil Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 112.85s 2.75
30. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 117.65s 2.00
31. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 113.07s 3.00
32. Nidoking Poison Jab Poison Earthquake Ground 124.66s 1.00
33. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 121.18s 2.00
34. Golem Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 125.20s 1.00
35. Donphan Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 125.14s 1.00

Stats and Catch CP

Dedenne ElectricFairy
Max CP at Level 40 1841 | Max CP at Level 50 2081
ATK 164
DEF 134
HP 167
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Poison Bug Dark Electric Fighting Flying Dragonx2


Dedenne is boosted by Rainy and Cloudy weather.

  • CP range on catch (L20): 991 – 1051
  • Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 1239 – 1315


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Tackle Normal
  • Discharge Electric
  • Play Rough Fairy

Dedenne has the potential to be quite spammy, but all Ground types can shrug off its rapid-fire discharges. Plenty of the Ground type options are great budget options and still pack a good punch against the Antenna Pokémon.


Dedenne is an interesting little corebreaker in the Great League of PvP, comparable in bulk to either Raichu. Check out JRESeawolf’s article about it for more details.

Stay safe, trainers!

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